How to use GIMP 2.8 for beginners | free photo program! Video
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Skip the intro: 0:23
Rectangle Select Tool: 2:27
Ellipse Select Tool: 2:58
Free Hand Select Tool: 4:55
Fuzzy Select Tool: 5:37
Color Picker: 7:37
Magnification Tool: 7:52
Move Tool: 8:30
Rotate Tool: 9:31
Scaling Tool: 9:54
Text Tool: 10:39
Fill Tool: 11:55
Gradient Tool: 12:50
Pencil Tool: 14:52
Paint Brush Tool: 15:14
Eraser Tool: 18:00
Air Brush Tool: 18:24
Clone Tool: 18:43
Heal Tool: 22:00
Blur Tool: 22:49
Smudge Tool: 23:31
Other Things: 25:45
How to Export Your Image: 27:56
Here is an updated version of my GIMP tutorial. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Here I am showing how to use the basic features of GIMP 2.8. All music tracks in this video are royalty free.
GIMP is a very useful program. It is a great, free alternative to adobe photoshop. In this tutorial, I cover all of the basic tools and features of this program. GIMP is a very powerful program, and it is very hard to learn all of its many features, so play around with it and experiment if you are feeling adventurous. Don't forget to like the video, and subscribe if you would like to see future tutorials.
I made a video title "How to use gimp 2.6 for beginners | free photo program!" last year. I felt that I needed to do an updated version of that video since it was already one full year old and a bit outdated. I also felt that I could do a better job with it as well because of the fact that I have more experience with the program now than I did before. I have taken two courses in high school that teach photo editing. I also plan on taking future courses for this. Most of the things I have learned, I have learned on my own. I encourage you to experiment and play around with the many features of GIMP. GIMP is an extremely powerful program, use it wisely. Please request some videos if you want to learn about specific features of this program.
If you have any questions, feel free to send me a personal message and I will answer it as quickly and best I can.
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How to use Gimp - Basics Video
download gimp - http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
Modes in gimp - http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-concepts-layer-modes.html
Hot keys in gimp - http://www.gimpusers.com/gimp/hotkeys
Hot keys in gimp - http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/gimptutorials/a/keyboard-shortcuts.htm
Script: You can fill it with a fore ground or background color. Let’s fill it with a foreground color, but let’s change our foreground color first. So to change your foreground color click this box over here. Then click around a bit and select a color. Then click okay. Then click okay here. Now we have a blue layer. We’ll place it in our Layer group. But we don’t want the blue to cover it we just want it to give it a blue hue, so what we do is just select the blue layer and then go over here and lower the opacity. The opacity is basically the transparency of the layer, if you lower it the layer becomes more transparent like so. But wait say I don’t want this in a layer group anymore, how do I delete the layer group without deleting my images? Just drag the layers out of the layer group, then select the layer group, and press the delete button. If you right click a layer a list of options shows up. Edit layer attributes changes the name of the layer. Merge down combines the current layer with the layer under it. This is not very useful. And I didn’t want to do that. So to undo an action that you did, just go to the undo history window and click the point where you want to be at like so. We can also expand the layer boundary size, which means that it increases the area of the layer you’re working on. We’ll do 700. It’s somewhat useful. Layer to image size expands the area of the layer you’re working on to the entire image size. Scale layer just makes the layer smaller or larger. You can scale it in either pixels or percentages. I like percetages personally, so we’ll scale this layer to 90%. There is also something called Add Layer Mask. This can selectively adjust the opacity of specific regions of a layer or change it’s coloring/luminosity. The blacker the layer mask gets the more transparent it is, the whiter it is the less transparent. For example If we make a white layer mask, and select the color grey as our foreground color. Then we click this tool over here It’s called the rectangle select tool. Drag the rectangle select tool over a portion of the screen and fill it with grey using edit:fill with FG color. As you can see it selectively makes it more transparent. Now go to select: and click none to stop selecting this part of the image. You can add or remove an alpha channel. Adding one like this makes it so that when you clear or cut parts of the layer it makes what you cut or clear transparent. Let’s do this, go to edit and clear. As you see it cleared the layer. When you remove the alpha channel, and do clear it just fills the layer with your background color. Add to alpha selection just selects the parts of the image that are not transparent like so.
Under the select tab: select:invert, inverts the selection and makes it so that we’re actually selecting the stuff outside of what we were previously selecting. Select:float, is just a quick way to cut and paste. Select:feather just smooths the edges of your selection, select:sharpen, sharpens the edges of your selection. Select:shrink shrinks your selection by a certain amount of pixels or percents, select:grow enlarges your selection by a certain number of pixels. Select:border creates a border around your selection of however many pixels you want and you can fill in that border with anything really. And select rounded rectangle just makes any rectangular selection with the rectangle select tool have rounded edges based on the degree you choose ranging from 0 (regular rectangle) to 100 (elipse). Under image you can go into mode and change it from black and white to colorful. You can also change the way the colors look by clicking mode:indexed and selecting a custom color pallet. This is particularly cool looking. Image: transform, transforms the whole image, not just a single layer, by flipping it, rotating it, etc. changing canvas size just makes the image as a whole larger or smaller. It doesn’t change the size of anything IN the image, just the space of the canvas size. Fit canvas to layers and crop canvas to selection is pretty self explanatory. Print size is only useful if you’re literally printing your pictures so have fun with that if that’s your thing. Scale image makes the entire image with everything in it larger or smaller. Just note if you increase the size of your image by a lot. Like more than 125% then it will look very blurry up close. Crop to selection, is self explanatory, it crops the image to your selection. Autocrop image takes out the parts of the image with nothing in it, so for example it took out all of this empty space.
Layer Masking - GIMP 2 8 - Tutorial Video
Techniques to maintain fine detail such as hair or leaves on a tree while creating a transparency. Layer masking works for many pictures that would be too time consuming to create intricate transparencies with only an erase. The technique being used is but one of many.
How to use Gimp like an Artist (How to draw in Gimp) Video
How to use Gimp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoP5LOFxPeY&list=UUlm7crl7splsP-DmxEyvkgg
Sketch Method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OhrjopCjmA
Blob Method - http://www.deviantart.com/art/Complete-Digital-Painting-and-GIMP-Tutorial-339824344
FreeGimp's Method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxCDOUqc5-c
open up gimp and create a new file. make the file size at least 1000 by 1000. I’m making it 1080 by 1920 pixels. Also we need to go into advanced options. And change the X resolution and the Y resolution. Change it to about 300. Fill the image with white.
The sketch method. make sure your tablet is connected to your computer. Then click the gimp tab and click Input devices. Click the icon that looks like a paintbrush. Mine says ‘Quartz Pen’. Go to mode: and change where it says ‘disabled’ and make it say ‘screen’ then click save. Now you can use your tablet with gimp. To test this out double click the paintbrush tool. Then where it says ‘dynamics’ change the dynamic to Pressure Opacity. Then draw lightly around your screen. Then try and apply pressure to your pen when drawing. If it got darker when you applied pressure then your tablet was successfully paired to Gimp.
The paintbrush tool simply acts as a paintbrush by drawing wherever you draw. The paintbrush tool uses your foreground color as your ink. With the paintbrush tool we can change the brush shape by clicking this and choosing a few brushes. We can also change the size of the brush here. We will not change the Aspect Ratio and the Angle those must stay at 0. We can also apply dynamics. Basically these change how the brush works or draws depending on which one you select. For our purposes we will change the brush size between 3.0 and 5.0, We will be using 3 brushes. Those brushes are: Hardness 050, Hardness 100, and Pencil Scratch. You can use these brushes interchangeably, which one you use regularly is simply personal preference. We will also change the dynamics. Click on the dynamics button, then click on the bottom right hand corner and click this dynamics button. Now over here we will create a new custom dynamic. To do that click this paper icon. Name this. Pressure Opacity & Size. Then click these two boxes where it says Pressure Opacity and Pressure Size. Then close these two tabs. Now go back to dynamics and click Pressure Opacity & Size.Now it’s very comfortable to sketch pictures like this. I’m going to sketch a line-art. If you mess up you can simply use the eraser tool or click the undo button a few times. Now that our sketch has its basic shape we want to finalize it. To do that click this icon here and make a new layer. Make the layer transparent and click okay. Go and double click the ink tool. Make sure the opacity is 100, then click smooth stroke. Leave the quality at 20 and the weight at 50. Then go over to size and make it between 1.0 and 2.0. I’m making it 1.0. Then rename the transparent layer you just made by right clicking it and clicking edit layer attributes. Rename it to Lineart. Now trace over your sketch. For all the curvy parts use one smooth continuous stroke. Take your time. For all of the hard edges such as this. Make individual strokes that meet up on angles like so. If you can’t see your ink because the sketch is too dark below. Then simply change the color of the sketch, by using the fill tool and filling your sketched lines with a light-blue or red. Once you’re done. Make another layer by clicking here, except this time make it a white layer. Then drag that layer under the lineart layer. Now I know the lineart looks a little dumb; but now we’re going to make it a lot better. To do that rename the white layer to Coloring and shading. Then select the paintbrush tool. Make the size roughly 20, turn the dynamics off, and select the Hardness 050 brush. Then select your base colors. Mine will be red and blue, and start coloring in your picture. Don’t worry about shading or being accurate yet. Once you’ve added your base colors. You can start shading. To shade simply determine where the light is coming from. For us we’ll make it from the left. Then double click the doge and burn tool. Keep the brush at hardness 050, and the size at 20. Make sure dynamics are off. Keep the opacity at 100, and make the exposure 100 as well. Then Select dodge. Dodge makes the colors you go over brighter. To make certain colors brighter using dodge click shadows or highlights. Shadows make darker colors like blue brighter. Highlights make lighter colors like red brighter. (you should only use highlights for shiny objects like metals or liquids for realistic affect) Since we covered our image with base tones there’s no need to select the mid-tone option. Now we’ll select the burn option. The burn option makes whatever area we want; darker or in other words gives it shadow. We’ll toggle between highlights and shadows while using the burn tool.
GIMP tutorials photo editing - Background Removal Video
GIMP 2.6 tutorial for beginners - Background Removal. This GIMP tutorial demonstrates how to remove the background from an image. The tips and tricks in this tutorial can be useful for other drawings as well. GIMP version 2.6.11 was used for this video.
GIMP 2.8 - How to Remove People [HD-1080p] Video
In this video I show you some more advanced techniques for getting rid of people/objects in your picture without destroying the integrity of it. You will need the resynthesizer tool to do it the right way.
Watch how to install resynthesizer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yGYLSs40Og